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Chuck Stevens
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metro brake conversion

Post by Chuck Stevens » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:12 am

Has anyone done the metro rear brake conversion? Any thing you can pass on will be a great help. It's a 21 roadster, thanks Chuck.


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Re: metro brake conversion

Post by SurfCityGene » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 am

YES, That will work amazingly well. Google Ralph Ricks (RIP) and include brakes or model T Ford and you should find lots of pictures and info. I may have some left over parts or drums? RDR insisted you buckle up if you rode with him in case he did a panic stop. It was a popular system here many years ago and several cars were equipped with the four wheel Metros.
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Re: metro brake conversion

Post by Dan Hatch » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:10 pm

Have seen this done with K car brakes. Think would be easier to get than metro. Dan


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Re: metro brake conversion

Post by modernbeat » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:46 pm

All the Metropolitan brake parts you could ever want are still available brand new.
Luckily, we have a local specialist, Kip Motor Company, that not only deals in Metros, but in a lot of oddball, small production cars. They also do short run, or even one-off production of hard to find parts.

Fronts
http://www.king-cart.com/kipmotor/categ ... 3251.10017

Rears
www.king-cart.com/kipmotor/category=Met ... =3251.1001
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